IDF removes almost all emergency restrictions as ceasefire holds after 7 hours

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

The Israel Defense Forces announces it is removing nearly all restrictions on movement throughout the country, including communities adjacent to the Gaza border, as the ceasefire appears to be holding after nearly seven hours.

The IDF says schools and other educational institutions will remain closed today in southern and central Israel.

“We ask that you be careful around rocket fragments in open areas,” the military says.

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